UPDATE: All money from ticket sales for TRIOS EAST AND WEST will be donated to the Typhoon Hagibis disaster relief effort.

Join us for a fabulous two-day mini-festival featuring new music for Japanese instruments and string trio.


PROGRAM for Saturday, October 26 at 7:30PM:
Interludes by Matthew Harris (shakuhachi and string trio)
Full Out Stillness by James Nyoraku Schlefer (koto, shakuhachi and cello)
Celestial Dreams, a new KSA commission by Matthew Shorten (koto, shakuhachi and string trio)
Serenade in C major, Op. 10, by Erno Dohnányi (string trio)

PROGRAM for Sunday, October 27, 4:00PM:
Circles of Light by Thomas Osborne (koto, shakuhachi, and cello)
No Fear (Of Silence) by Douglas Cuomo (shakuhachi and cello)
We Shall (Surely) Meet Again by James Nyoraku Schlefer (koto, shamisen and shakuhachi)
Three Flame Love by John King (koto, shakuhachi and viola)
Yachio Jishi – traditional sankyoku (koto, shamisen and shakuhachi)
Yoko Reikano Kimura and Sumie Kaneko - koto and shamisen, James Nyoraku Schlefer - shakuhachi

Trifecta: Sarah Whitney - violin, Angela Pickett - viola, Laura Metcalf - cello

A Series of Chamber Music Concerts from Two Classical Traditions, Europe and Japan


Arts at Tenri invites you to enjoy chamber music in an ideal setting. Explore the sounds and music of both East and West in an intimate setting with excellent acoustics and accessible ticket prices. Conveniently located near Union Square on 13th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues.

Arts at Tenri offers a unique opportunity to experience two traditions on the same series. Just as European palaces in the 18th and 19th centuries had their court musicians, so too did the Japanese Imperial courts. Today, the music from both of these traditions continues to enchant, and Arts at Tenri offers the best of each.